December 21, 2014

YOGA SHALA CLASSES & TEACHERS

CLASS SCHEDULES & DESCRIPTIONS can be found under ”Yoga, Dance & Movement Classes” in the Yoga Shala pull-down menu.
WORKSHOPS & SPECIAL EVENTS are continuously being added so check back often for updates.
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ALL LEVELS YOGA with Randall Buskirk

Monday 9:00am

Tuesday 9:00am

Saturday 9:00am
“Yoga is both the journey and destination of living life well. My passion is using the practices of yoga–especially alignment-based asana, pranayama, and meditation–to safely open up the inner and outer worlds to deeper exploration. As student and teacher, together we grow and evolve our understanding of ourselves and life’s possibilities.”Explore a yoga practice that fosters a soft and open heart; a clear, sharp mind; and a vibrant, strong and flexible body. These qualities will always serve, and more importantly, empower service to others. These classes with Randall will help you find, whether in a class or anywhere else along your highway, a map and fuel for your journey with passion. Whether you’re driving full-speed ahead or stopping to enjoy the scenic view, his intention is to help you realize your ultimate freedom and happiness, because that’s your true nature.

HOT YOGA with Christy Stanford

Wednesday 12:00pm Power Hour

Thursday 6:00 Hot Flow

Be prepared to sweat and embrace the detoxifying effects of this practice! Suitable for all levels. Enjoy classical yoga, gently warming your muscles as each posture prepares your body for the next. To help you get the most out of your practice: avoid eating a heavy meal the day of class, and try not to eat within 2 hours before class time; hydrate well with water/clear liquids throughout the day; wear stretchy yoga wear; if you have any high or low blood pressure issues please consult your physician before taking this class. The room is not heated above 95 degrees.

HOOP DANCE with Bonnie Brown

Wednesday 10:00am
Let your Inner Child out to play!

Hoop dance is an emerging form of creative movement that combines ecstatic dance, meditation, exercise and play. This dance offers stronger connections, not only between one’s own mind and body, but also to a larger community. Hooping with larger, hand-crafted versions of the traditional hula hoop not only massages, exercises and tones the body, it also offers a cleansing, healing practice.Beginners will get all the tools and techniques needed to get started on the hoop path and to find their own unique rhythm to dance – their “Flow.” There will be a series of basic moves and techniques taught for keeping the hoop up, recovery methods, dancing in your hoop, and other simple methods for moving in and out of the hoop. Hoops of various sizes will be provided to use during classes. Your own personal hand-crafted hoop can be purchased through Bonnie.

GENTLE YOGA with Melinda Love

Wednesday  5:30pm

Move from gentle to challenging, and relaxing to energizing, all within a safe environment guided by Melinda’s warmth and professional touch. Leave yoga class feeling stronger, yet calmer!Melinda Love has been studying and teaching yoga for over 25 years. She has taught yoga from India to Maui to Florida and has studied various styles throughout her extensive career. She is 200 hour certified in the Sivananda tradition.

HATHA, VINYASA & YOGALATES with Lisa Davis

Monday 5:30pm  Yogalates

Thursday 9:00am Hatha

Friday 9:00am Hatha/Vinyasa Flow

Align and Shine lyengar based yoga with strengthening asanas that include working on flexibility with the use of props when needed. Beginning and ending each class with a breath meditation. Shine On! Lisa Davis has been teaching Hatha yoga lyenger style for six years, practicing for over fifteen. Lisa ran her own studio in Buffalo NY while also teaching for the University of Buffalo Athletics Department. Her classes are informative, fun and lively.

 

GENTLE & RESTORATIVE/CHAIR YOGA with Paige Hardison

Tuesday 5:30pm Gentle Vinyasa

Thursday 11:00am Restorative/Chair Yoga

Thursday 5:30 Vinyasa Yoga

Paige found yoga at a challenging time in her life and knew immediately she wanted to become a teacher, so she could share this beautiful life changing practice with others. Always feeling like she wanted to do something that helped people, she left her career in Sales/Marketing after 10 years to pursue her dream. In January she completed her Yoga Teacher Training in Costa Rica. She is a 200 Hr RYT with Yoga Alliance. She is also a Certified Paddle Board Instructor and teaches SUP Yoga in the community. Most recently, she’s completed training in Chair Yoga, 40 Hr Core Strength Vinyasa with Sadie Nardini, workshops with Rodney Yee, Kathryn Budig, Tiffany Cruishank, Janet Stone, and an Immersion with Baron Baptiste.

 

POWER YOGA with Carolyn Wagner

Wednesday 9:00am Power Hour

Saturday 11:00am Power Mix

Carolyn has combined her background in clinical fitness with her love of yoga to create a fun and motivating power style class. She is trained in Iyengar Yoga with influences from many other styles, including Ashtanga. Therefore her class has a bit of everything: A workout for the fitness gurus, an introduction to those new to yoga, and a variety for those yogis that are looking to mix it up. Always working on flexibility and range of motion, adding some functional strength training, rock some core work and flow! Carolyn’s background is in Clinical Fitness and Personal Training and has been teaching and practicing yoga for 15 years. She has competed in all distances of triathlons as well as running and open water swim events.